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Plugin Layer Alternatives to Compiz's Plugin Layer

Compiz's Widget Layer is buggy with Unity Global Menus, and limited to one layer. Alternatives are needed. An alternative can be either: An actual Widget Layer application. A unique solution that ...
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Changing application Icon that appears in the top bar

I'm not talking about the actual theme icons, but I would like to be able to replace a couple of application icons that appear in my topbar. Specifically the 'worksnaps' icon, which sucks as it is ...
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659 views

Ubuntu 14.4: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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How to create icon on desktop [duplicate]

Now these days I am customizing Ubuntu and I want some icons on my desktop in customizes OS like My computer Home Trash How can I create these icons on my desktop. And I am in chroot environment ...
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1answer
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How to remove unity upper panel in my customizes ubuntu os

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to remove unity upper bar panel and put this panel at the bottom of the screen. I need manual method to change it. I am ...
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1answer
35 views

ubuntu rightclick command line custom backup

os: ubuntu 12.04 LTS, kernel: 3.8.0-35-generic kernel, when i right click on "text file/s", i would like to have a custom menu, to run a bash, to make a backup copy of text file/s i'm right clicking ...
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1answer
52 views

Change Custom Theme's Desktop Label

I'm attempting to write a custom theme for 12.04 and would like to change the upper left-hand corner label for the desktop from "Ubuntu Desktop" to a simple icon. (See image) ) In looking through ...
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239 views

Customizing Unity for custom live CD

So now I know how I can create my custom live CD (using ubuntu customization kit), I have added teamviewer and virtualbox to my custom image and I was even able remove the "try ubuntu" dialog by ...
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1answer
6k views

How can you change the GTK Theme and Window Decorations separately in Unity?

I'm trying to mix and match a GTK theme with a different Window Decoration, but I cant see where this can be done. The Unity-Tweak-Tool changes the two in tandem, but this is not necessarily what I ...
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1answer
181 views

How to remove right click format option to a disk icon in the launcher?

How to remove right click "format" option from a disk icon in the launcher as it can lead to formatting by mistake.
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850 views

How do I remove items from the Places section of the Files sidebar? [duplicate]

I don't use the Music, Documents, Pictures, Video, and Trash folders often enough to warrant them an honorary place on the sidebar of Ubuntu's 13.04 default file manager "Files". I would like to ...
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202 views

Removing the glass style buttons on unity-launcher

I want to remove the unity "glass" buttons in the unity launcher. I have found the (image) files for them but I'm wondering if deleting them will mess-up the entire launcher?
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2answers
342 views

Is there a way to show the plugged in removable drives on the {unity} desktop?

Is there a way to display drive icons, like in GNOME 2.x and Cinnamon on the Unity desktop?
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1answer
366 views

How to refresh an icon that has been changed so the new one shows up?

I want to customize two icons in the top right indicator of the unity-panel, the one for everpad and the one for deluge. I found this solution: How do I merge two icon sets? ...and love it, it's ...
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2answers
137 views

Can I set the launcher to only be visible when I'm on the desktop?

I'd like to show the Launcher when I am on my desktop and hide it when an application is running. How can I personalize it?
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1answer
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Creating a .desktop file for a new application

I just installed the lastest version of UGENE. I works fine but in order to use it, I have to enter the following in the terminal: cd ugene-1.11.5/ then execute ./ugene -ui to launch UGENE GUI. This ...
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How to activate my lens on Quantal?

How to enable/activate any unity lens on Quantal? I installed many unity lens on Quantal, using the following command, but none is active on dash. sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia sudo ...
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1answer
527 views

how to install KDE icon theme in ubuntu? (ROSA Icons)

I recently got the great ROSA icon theme from the ROSA repo, I extracted the archive and put it into the .icons folder, under KDE I can select the icons no problem, but under unity using gnome tweak ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I set a custom cursor theme in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I would just like to set a custom cursor theme on my computer. I had this pack back on 10.10 from here. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=50663. But I can't seem to recall how I did it. ...
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Change launcher icon opacity/brightness

Is there any way to reduce the opacity/brightness of launcher icons in Ubuntu 12? They are too vivid and colorful, which distracts me a little. Coders will know. It wouldn't bother me if the ...
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1answer
481 views

How to change guest user icon

How the "Guest User" picture in Ubuntu 12.04 can be changed? The user picture appear, for example, in the user menu. This image is seen in every user's menu, so I guess it's just a matter of finding ...
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1answer
412 views

Run tasks after requesting a shut down

I have a small internet cafe with 7-9 Ubuntu 12.04 workstations. Unfortunately, I can't be there every week. I've seen a Java solution to upgrade the system, after a normal (non-sudo/admin) user ...
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1answer
270 views

How to get Ubuntu Netbook Edition Unity layout layout in 12.04

I saw this article and liked the layout of Unity. I would like to have it on my Precise 64bit. Also I want to keep my current settings, switching back to them whenever I want to. How can I do that?
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54 views

Attach one window to another window in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is it possible to attach one window to another window (so that one window becomes the "parent window" of the other window)? I'd like to know if it's possible to do this for any two open ...
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2answers
86 views

Delete Minimize Button

Is there a way to get rid of the minimize button when the window is maximized? I've already gone into gconf-editor /apps/metacity/general/button_layout and changed "close,minimize,maximize" to ...
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1answer
216 views

Now that I built Unity How do I Install it?

Hello there I built my own custom unity 6.2 and I built it so that it is in my home directory. I like how it looks now and want to replace the unity that I have installed on my system with the one ...
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1answer
581 views

How can I remove the “bubble/round square” around the icons and the dash icon?

I know that the texture files for the launcher are in /use/share/unity/5 but I remember the exact files to "erase". I want to make the icons look like windows 7 icons, with no border around them, as ...
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294 views

Where do I get the source code to customize Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I build Unity from source? So one of the main reasons I migrated to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 was to be able to have more control over my system due to the ...
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1answer
117 views

separate panels in unity 5 on precise?

Is it possible to create separate panels in unity on precise 12.04. Like in gnome you did a new panel and you put it where you want, autohide it or not?? Is this possible if yes how and if not why ? ...
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705 views

Use image as panel background

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. In the good old days where customizing your Ubuntu had no limits it was no big deal to change the background of the panel to an image of your choice. How can i change the ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I revert updates/tweaks to get to a usable GUI?

I just installed 12.04 the other day and then ran into trouble upon restarting after installing updates. What I did before the problem occurred: I did not make many changes before this problem ...
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3answers
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How do I change the background color of the menu bar?

I'm trying to change the background color of the menu bar in Ubuntu but no luck. My current theme is Ambiance. I've tried to change the file named gtkrc in the Ambiance theme folder but no luck. ...
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1answer
383 views

How to change the order of scopes in a lens?

I recently installed 12.04, and have started to to fiddle around with lenses. I've installed two scopes for the music lens: Spotify and Grooveshark. It seems to me that the current scope display ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I stop Unity from remembering search history?

Is it possible to stop Unity from remembering the past search history? If I search for "settings" and then close and reopen the unity dash, the word "settings" is still in the search bar. I want to do ...
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2answers
624 views

Where can I download MyUnity visual?

There is a MyUnity version that can tweak the unity desktop in a visual way like so My unity visual Youtube video). In the myunity PPA and the homepage, there is no beta / alpha download option. ...
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288 views

How to remove the glow around an icon when it requests attention? [closed]

In the screenshot, you can see that I have the Unity Rotated Plugin. I modified the files in /usr/share/unity/4 that removed the outer squares around the icons so they simply float, but, I am stuck ...
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2answers
688 views

How can I disable the minimize button?

When I accidentally minimize windows in Unity it's so hard to find them I usually don't even bother and just open a new one instead. How can I get rid of that terrible button so I don't ever click it ...
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1answer
734 views

Custom LiveCD without Unity still tries to load ubuntu session. (Failed to load session “ubuntu”)

I'm trying to create my own Ubuntu LiveCD without Unity. When lightdm loads is says (Failed to load session "ubuntu"). The autologin fails and then lightdm reloads with a normal login screen. I can ...
2
votes
1answer
804 views

Embed terminal on desktop positioning

this is my script to embed terminal in my desktop, but how do I make it appear in the corner next to the unity launcher? #!/bin/bash sleep 20 && gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=trans777 ...
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1answer
1k views

In terms of the desktop wall what is “edge flipping”?

I'm trying to make the launcher reveal on the bottom using Compiz, but everytime I change the reveal from left to bottom it says... The new value for the edge binding for the action Reveal Mode in ...
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1answer
134 views

How can I use Gnome shell's menus in Unity?

I am messing with Unity and trying to tweak everything in order to have a more customized desktop. Using Gnome Shell, anyone can see that the menus are different in the top panel. They have ...
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3answers
430 views

No support for in .icon folder in Unity?

IIRC, gnome2 had the possibility to setup a .icon folder in your home directory and put some icons in it named as the executable you want it it assigned to. Then nautilus would use this icon for the ...
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1answer
1k views

Help with creating custom shortcut

I am using Emesene and when i click on the close bottom it does not quit the messenger which is great it goes into the mail icon on the top panel and i can open it again with clicking on the emesene ...
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1answer
384 views

How can I switch to other icon sets in Unity without using the Gnome Tweak Tool

I recently downloaded and installed the Faenza icon set on my laptop (through its creators ppa). In order to be able to use it, though, I had to install the Gnome Tweak Tool as well, which comes ...
9
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1answer
607 views

How to make Unity Launcher backlight use one colour?

How to make Unity Launcher backlight use one colour? I want my launcher backlight all coloured with blue..
3
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1answer
221 views

Where is the information about custom launchers in Unity panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? I have recently pinned my "custom" application to the Unity launcher bar. I'd like to tweak it a bit, add a ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Eliminate the top “mac-ish” file/edit/view/… menu after installing gnome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Delete extra toolbar on top of the screen in GNOME fallback mode? After getting gnome working and the panels moved back to the bottom where it's finally usable again, ...
2
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1answer
707 views

Can either Gnome 3 or Unity be customized to simulate a Gnome 2 style interface?

I am looking for a somewhat comprehensive guide for customizing either Gnome 3 or Unity to look as much as possible like Gnome 2. I have seen this question come up, but the most common answer is that ...
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2answers
20k views

How to change desktop background from command line in Unity?

I have a script that updates my desktop background every day with the NASA APOD. Since upgrading to 11.10, that script stopped working, presumably because I'm using gconftool-2 to actually update the ...